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F.A.O people with half leather / alcantara seats looking tatty

Ashley g Mar 5, 2011

  1. Ashley g

    Ashley g Member

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    I've owned My S3 now for nearly a week now and thought today was a good day to give it a much needed valet!
    My seats are half leather, half alcantara and were quite badly worn looking with some serious "bobbling".
    Some of you may already know this, but today I sorted them so they look good as new for the grand sum of 99p!
    I literally shaved them with a packet of disposable razors to remove the bobbling and wear, and half an hour later they were looking mint!
    I'm still to give them a good clean as I'm unsure as of yet what to clean them with, but they look 1000 times better than the did.
    And no, I didn't use shaving foam or after shave!!
    So if anyone's seats are looking a bit worse for wear, for 99p and half an hour, you can't go wrong!

    Making Me love My new car even more, despite spending a bit on it already :sm4:
     
  2. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    Or you can use a remington fuzz away to get the same result ;)

    I'd recommend RaceGlaze Alcantara Cleaner to clean them with.
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    .:sign_pics:..........
     
  4. Ashley g

    Ashley g Member

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    Didn't get any before or after pics unfortunately
     
  5. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Nice, I was thinking of cleaning my tomorrow! They do easily get grubby. I just used autoglym interior shampoo previously which has brought them up nice
     
  6. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    lol good idea
     
  7. Lloyd149

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    Or buy a 'Bobble Off' from JMC, available in all good Boots stores nationwide. R.R.P about £6.
     
  8. Ashley g

    Ashley g Member

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    Or do the pikey equuilavant like I did with the 6 razors like I did for 99p, works a treat
     
  9. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Just ordered some now from Polished Bliss... I have used Megs all purpose cleaner (very diluted) in the past which works ok but it always worries me when I use it as I have read some pretty horiffic stories if you get it wrong... there was even a specific alcantara cleaner (not this one) that ruined the interior of a S8 once as the headlining etc was alcantara too...

    If PB sell it then I have no issue using it :)

    I bought a cheap one from ebay...
    LINT REMOVER CORDLESS FABRIC WOOL BOBBLE SHAVER *NEW* on eBay (end time 19-Mar-11 11:45:33 GMT)

    Works well :thumbsup:

    <tuffty/>
     
  10. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    The Raceglaze stuff turned up today... does yours have a kind of white sediment in the fluid and is it supposed to smell like ammonia?

    <tuffty/>
     
  11. [Dave B]

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    I don't recall any sediment? Have you given it a good shake? I also don't recall it smelling of amonia! I'll check mine tonight.
     
  12. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    It may not be ammonia mate but it smells strong and similar to ammonia... just had an email from Polished Bliss though suggesting this is normal for the product...

    <tuffty/>
     
  13. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    Ok, I checked my bottle last night and it does smell a little of ammonia but it doesn't have any sediment. It might need a good shake as mine is a little 'gloopy' in texture.
     
  14. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    I have always used the JML Bobble off, does the trick and for a fiver, you cant go wrong.
     

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